About Phyllis Chesler

Phyllis Chesler, Ph.D, is an Emerita Professor of Psychology and Womens' Studies, the author of thousands of articles and thirteen books including Women and Madness, Woman's Inhumanity to Woman, and Women of the Wall. Claiming Sacred Ground at Judaism's Holy Site. She may be reached through her website or through her blogsite: Chesler Chronicles at Pajamas Media.

Jewish Students Bullied and Threatened at York University

By February 16, 2009

On February 11, 2009, aggression against Jewish students at York University in Toronto reached new heights. The subject at hand had nothing to do with the Middle East. A press conference was underway in which student activists were reporting that … Read More

The Selfishness of “Pick-and-Mix” Feminism

By December 31, 2008

In a recent article in the Times of London, "The New Feminists: Lipstick and Pageants," the free feminist fighting forces of Great Britain and the United States declared victory. They announced that they will be wearing high-heels and lipstick, joining beauty contests, … Read More

Madoff the Jew: The Media’s Hypocritical Obsession With the Fraudster’s Faith

By December 23, 2008

Most Jews do not recognize themselves in what Madoff did; they still expect to be judged on their own merits. I doubt this will happen. I think  Jews will be judged as if we are all guilty, whether or not … Read More

A Dvar on Vayishlach

By December 15, 2008

Phyllis Chesler prepared this D’var Torah for the Yavne Minyan, an Orthodox, egalitarian minyan which meets once a month on the Upper East Side, and she delivered it on Shabbat, Dec 13, 2008. Good Shabbos everyone. I want to focus on … Read More

The Women of the Wall, Twenty Years On

By November 30, 2008

Twenty years ago today, on December 1, 1988, for the first time in history, 70 Jewish women prayed together out loud as a group at the Western Wall (or "Kotel") in Jerusalem. Women have always prayed at the Kotel, often … Read More

Mr. President: Mind the Gender Gap

By November 10, 2008

The people are talking about it on television and in newspapers and magazines. Of course, I refer to the positive effect that President Obama’s election is expected to have on young African-American men and on the conversation about race. Jonathan … Read More

It’s the Agenda, Not the Gender

By November 4, 2008

The lines are way too long where I have to vote. Here’s what I’m thinking as I wait.   Where’s the coffee and croissants when you really need them?   That’s enough small talk.   We need two Presidents: One … Read More

Sarah and the Feminists

By October 30, 2008

The Culture and Media Institute has just released a study entitled Character Assassination: How the TV Networks Have Portrayed Sarah Palin as Dunce or Demon. It documents that the mainstream media’s hostility to Governor Sarah Palin has been extreme, perhaps … Read More